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December 8th Meeting – Fundamental Cosmology

Shifting from last month’s winter observing topic, please  join us at the SFCC Planetarium for a presentation on Fundamental Cosmology by Erik Aver of Gonzaga University.   Eric is a fun and entertaining presenter.

We typically meet on the first Friday of the month, but the site isn’t available because the college has another presentation on the first.  So we are meeting on 12/8 at 7:30 pm.

This talk will offer a conceptual discussion of some of the discoveries and observations underpinning cosmology, including the expanding universe, dark matter, dark energy, and early universe physics.  What do we know about the universe and how it has evolved over time?  And how did we figure it out?  Time permitting, Eric will try to also include a couple fun demonstrations of astronomy-related science.

Erik Aver, of Gonzaga Univ.